Monday, June 9, 2008

Weekly Menu and Shopping Trip

4 cups shredded cheddar cheese 3.00
4 lbs Vanilla yogurt 3.36
Brown Sugar .98
5 dozen large eggs 7.02
Vegetable oil 2.18
5 lb white sugar 2.38
Quaker Oats 3.16
1 pint strawberries 2.48
Bulk raisins 1.01
Mushrooms 1.78
Bulk hazelnuts 1.54
Onion .45
Broccoli Crowns 1.22
Bananas 1.70
Rubbing Alchohol 1.00
Toothpast 1.00
Paper lunch bags (for homemade microwave popcorn) 1.00
Night-light bulbs 1.00
Cotton Balls .99
Bacon 1.69
Powdered Sugar .79
8 oz cream cheese .99
4 Mac & Cheese 1.00

Total 41.72

You just can't beat the dollars store. I find alot of my non-food items at such great prices like Crest toothpaste (one of the few things I'm brand-loyal to).

If you're looking for the homemade microwave popocorn recipe...go HERE! We are talking 10 cents a bag, folks.

And here's my menu.


Chewy Oatmeal Spice Bars
German Pancakes
Buttermilk Donuts (such a hit last week)
Amish Baked Oatmeal
Yogurt Breakfast Pops (minus the marshmallows)
Poached Eggs and Toast
Swiss Muesli


Homemade Chicken Soup with Peasant Bread
Falafel (OH MY GOSH! This was so good that we are having it again this week.)
Black Bean and Tortilla Bake
Broccoli Rice Quiche
Crock Pot Potato Chowder
Leftover Night

I found myself with lots of corn tortillas to use up (falafel, black bean bake) and a freezer full of homemade chicken broth, (chicken soup, potato chowder) so I planned my menu around that.

I hardly ever include side dishes when I list my menus but they usually consist of fresh or canned fruits and vegetables and homemade rolls or breads. I don’t have the energy or the time to cook a main dish AND a side dish that take a recipe.

And just in case you’re new here, lunches are simple stuff that the kids usually make for themselves such as leftovers, PB & J, hard boiled eggs, pickles…..stuff like that. I think my brain just might explode if I have to plan and cook THREE meals a day.


The Estrogen Files said...

Looks like a yummy week! I'm trolling for ideas...

Niki said...

oooh, falafel..yum!!


Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled to have stumbled across your blog. I think so many of us are in the same sinking economical boat so blogs like yours are so helpful. I appreciate the motivation.
I'm definitely bookmarking this.

Halfmoon Girl said...

I am going to buy ingredients for the falafel(sp?) recipe today- as this is my big grocery day. Thanks for the idea- this is such a great blog Gayle!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Great menu ideas!

By the way, I like your blog makeover!

Julie said...

Just stumbled across your blog the other day from Menu Plan Monday and have to say I LOVE IT!!! So much, that I borrowed some recipes from your menu for mine this week! Thanks!

Your blog is so much fun to read!

Amanda said...

You are such an amazing inspiration. I appreciate all the hard work you do to maintain this blog. Speaking of blog maintenance, I LOVE the new look!

The Ice House said...

I like your new look! Very hip ;-)
I love to change up my blog every now and then, too.

Randi said...

I am just amazed at how cheaply you feed your family---and it is all good food! Thank you for the recipe links!